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Elizabeth S. Keast Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-00-00-17
The Elizabeth S. Keast Photograph Collection consists of 77 black-and-white photographs (8x10", 4x5", and smaller) depicting aviation activities, planes, and personalities from about 1908-1930.

The collection is sub-divided by subject. The first folder contains 31 prints of assorted aircraft, including The Aerial Experiment Association's Red Wing, Silver Dart, and the Loon; two images of a plane crashed by Elinor Smith; and one of Amelia Earhart's planes. These images date from 1908-1931. The second folder contains nine images of assorted subjects from 1929-1930, not all aviation related. Subjects in this folder include a mountain, various aerial views, ships, and international polo game between Great Britain and the U.S. at Meadowbrook Cub, Westbury, New York, September 10, 1930. The third folder contains four images related to Richard Byrd's first antarctic expedition in 1928, with two images of dogs, one of men digging ice, and one of a plane. The fourth folder consists of 18 images showing competition aircraft from Guggenheim's Safe Aircraft Competition at Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York in December 1929. An image of the winner, the Curtiss Tanager, is present. The fifth folder contains 11 prints of military subjects such as a group portrait of the 9th Observation Group, a U.S. Navy destroyer, an aerial view of Curtiss Field, U.S. Navy and German dirigibles, U.S. Navy planes formation flying, and the world's largest dirigible. Some of these date to 1930 and some are undated. The last folder consists of four portraits of aviation personalities including Lincoln Beachey, Glenn Curtiss, Charles Lindbergh, and Ruth Law.


  • 1908-1931


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.15 Cubic Feet (1 expandable file folder)

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